HARBORING TONE AND PLACE

March 27, 2011 - April 17, 2011
CCS Bard Galleries

The works in this exhibition approach the context of time through its durational potentialities. Both present differing models of sensory perceptions by engaging with spoken narratives and a grammatical explication of words that enumerate striking visual structures. The works on display demonstrate ways that presumed comprehensibility might be deemed inadequate by suggesting unusual strategies for encountering language, sound, and the visual.

Dublin-based artist Dennis McNulty works with various media including performance, sculpture, sound, and video, with a particular interest in architecture and urban spaces. Approaching Breezewood is a sound work that explores the relations between visual experience and words, and how sound can rearticulate a visual association with what we don’t see.

Paris-based artists and graphic designers Angela Detanico and Raphael Lain work with digital formats as a way to translate typographies into new, differently understandable configurations. Their work The 25 Brightest Stars is a superimposition of sine waves, one for each letter of the alphabet. This new typology is used to write the names of the twenty-five brightest stars. These words appear as floating orbs, articulating a new form of visual narration.

Harboring Tone and Place is curated by Clark Solack as part of the requirements for the master of arts degree in curatorial studies.

Student-curated projects at CCS Bard are made possible with support from the Rebecca and Martin Eisenberg Student Exhibition Fund; the Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg Family Foundation; the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Charitable Foundation; the Board of Governors of the Center for Curatorial Studies, and by the Center’s Patrons, Supporters, and Friends. Additional support is provided by the Monique Beudert Award Fund.